Ryan Giggs to play into his 40s after signing extension

The extension means Ryan Giggs will play beyond his 40th birthday Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Welsh footballer Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester United, which will take him beyond his 40th birthday.

There had been speculation that the midfielder would retire at the end of the season.

Giggs is already the most decorated player in British football history and will be winning his 13th league championship should United press home their 12-point advantage over Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League.

His next appearance will be his 1,000th senior appearance, which includes games for Wales and Team GB at the London Olympics.